Malika Andrews is an American. She was born in Oakland, California. She was born to Mike, a personal trainer and Caren, an art teacher. Malika grew up as a fan of the Golden State Warriors.
She is the host of NBA Today, which replaces The Jump. She joined ESPN in October 2018 as an online NBA writer and debuted as its youngest sideline reporter for a broadcast during the 2020 NBA Bubble.
In 2020, she was one of the first reporters to enter the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for the completion of the 2019-20 NBA season in the Bubble. Andrews led the 2020 NBA draft telecast with virtual interviews of the top draftees.
On July 6, 2021, Andrews was announced as ABC’s sideline reporter for the NBA Finals coverage, taking over for Rachel Nichols, who was removed after audio was leaked of Nichols disparaging the network’s promotion of analyst Maria Taylor as the primary host of the Finals.